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saprogenic

[sap-roh-jen-ik]
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adjective
  1. producing putrefaction or decay, as certain bacteria.
  2. formed by putrefaction.
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Also sa·prog·e·nous [suh-proj-uh-nuh s] /səˈprɒdʒ ə nəs/.

Origin of saprogenic

First recorded in 1875–80; sapro- + -genic
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British Dictionary definitions for saprogenic

saprogenic

saprogenous (sæˈprɒdʒɪnəs)

adjective
  1. producing or resulting from decaysaprogenic bacteria
  2. growing on decaying matter
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Derived Formssaprogenicity (ˌsæprədʒəˈnɪsɪtɪ), noun
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saprogenic in Medicine

saprogenic

(săp′rə-jĕnĭk)
adj.
  1. Of, producing, or resulting from putrefaction.
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Related formssap′ro•ge•nici•ty (-jə-nĭsĭ-tē) n.
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